It was not uncommon for 15th- and 16th-century European explorers in the New World to capture native peoples to serve as translators and guides.
The Camera Heritage Museum in Staunton will be featuring an exhibit on WWII photographic memorabilia starting on Pearl Harbor Day.
The University of Virginia is at the heart of a global network of academics, politicians and activists urgently working to stop the spread of religion-related violence.
GermanFest, which celebrates German Heritage in America, will be held on September 12th from 10am – 6pm at 11523 Back Road, Toms Brook, on the grounds of the Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum.
Maps show location, but also mirror their times. The Augusta Historical Society will open an exhibit of maps September 5 at the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art, maps from the early 17th century to the early 18th century that not only show our nation as it became a nation, but may have played a role in that transformation.
Five acres on the core of the Third Winchester battlefield are now forever protected. This includes the site where the Army of the Shenandoah, commanded by Union Gen. Philip Sheridan crossed Opequon Creek early on the morning of September 19, 1864.
On Thursday, July 9 at noon, Virginia Historical Society president emeritus Charles F. Bryan Jr. will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled “The History Crisis in America: Myth and Reality” and will launch his new book,Imperfect Past: History in a New Light.
A free U.S. Military History Weekend is being held June 6-7 at Ridgeview Park in Waynesboro. The event is open from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
Virginia Museum of Transportation announces return of Norfolk & Western Class J 611 steam passenger locomotive
For nearly 20 years she’s sat silent, but on Saturday, May 30, the Norfolk & Western Class J 611™ Steam Passenger Locomotive, the most powerful steam passenger locomotive ever built, will triumphantly return to her hometown of Roanoke, Virginia under her own steam power.
A free symphony concert and Civil War-themed walking tour will be held at the State Capitol on Memorial Day, to mark the end of the statewide sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War and emancipation.
The 160-year history of Staunton’s own Stonewall Brigade Band will be detailed through photographs and historical artifacts in an Augusta County Historical Society exhibit opening May 15 at the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art in Staunton.
Civil rights leader Gardner C. Taylor, a close friend of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died in March at the age of 96. His death is a poignant reminder to scholars working to preserve the stories of civil rights leaders that time is short.
Holocaust Remembrance will be observed at Washington and Lee University with a talk by a Holocaust survivor and the screening of a film set during World War II.
James I. Robertson Jr. – one of the nation’s most distinguished Civil War historians – will headline the eighth annual Bridgewater College Civil War Institute on Saturday, March 21.
Beginning on Friday, the Scottsville Museum will commemorate Sheridan’s raid on the town of Scottsville, which took place in March 1865.
A noted former Smithsonian curator, aviation enthusiast and author will speak to his passion – Charles Lindbergh – Thursday, February 19, at the Smith Center in Staunton.
Spoiler alert: Selma, in theaters now, ends on a high note, with Martin Luther King Jr. on the steps of the State Capitol in Birmingham, Ala., marking the end of a campaign that pushed Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
James Madison overcame a slow start and completely shut down Drexel’s offense, allowing the third-lowest point total in program history in a 54-35 Wednesday night.
UVA football head coach Mike London announced today the hiring of Dave Borbely as the offensive line coach and Chris Beatty as the running backs coach.
Text of remarks from House Speaker Bill Howell on the opening of the 2015 Virginia General Assembly session.
The Waynesboro Police Department announced Wednesday the acquisition of two K-9s to the Department’s force. This is the first time in the Department’s history that it has had two active K-9 teams.
24th District State Senate Republican nomination candidate Dan Moxley responded to the news today from Richmond that State Senator Walter Stosch is retiring from the Virginia General Assembly after 33 years.
Unusual odors have been strong indicators throughout history that something is not quite right. One year ago, the smell of licorice permeated the air in Elk River, West Virginia, alerting citizens to a chemical spill of coal-washing foam.
Following the program’s first-ever NCAA FCS Playoff appearance and victory, Liberty has finished the season ranked No. 17 in the final Sports Network and FCS Coaches polls.
In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, released today its list of the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants for 2014.
Bob McDonnell is about to pull two years of hard time in a federal prison for accepting loans and gifts from a political benefactor.
Apples are delicious for snacks, pies, applesauce and, once again, for drinking. While alcoholic cider production is still a niche market, the rise in U.S. sales has been tremendous.
Terry Tarpey recorded the first triple-double in William and Mary’s 110-year history and Marcus Thornton knocked down seven treys to lead the Tribe to an 81-73 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball victory over James Madison on Saturday afternoon at Kaplan Arena.
No stranger to JMU men’s soccer, Tom Foley has officially taken over as head coach of the program for the 2015 campaign, after serving 12 years on the coaching staff.
James Madison women’s basketball opened at Northeastern on a 9-0 run and never looked back as the Dukes earned a 77-55 win in their Colonial Athletic Association road opener on Friday night at Cabot Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen and general manager Scot McCloughan talk with reporters on Friday.
Congress has not yet agreed on how to reform the immigration system, but the president has decided to ignore the Constitution and alter the law without new statutes. This is a slap in the face of the American people, who voted on November 4th to change the way Washington operates.
The killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked a national outcry to end the epidemic of police brutality against black men. I believe our greatest hope lies in creating a truth and reconciliation process.
An associate professor of economics at Bridgewater College has published an account of a quarrelsome 1984 poultry strike at the Marval plant in Dayton, Va.
With a 74-57 victory over UNCW on Tuesday night at the JMU Convocation Center, the James Madison women’s basketball team became the third program in the country to reach the 1,000 wins mark. JMU joins Tennessee and Louisiana Tech as the only programs to reach the elite plateau.
Journalist Courteney Stuart will interview investigative journalist and bestselling author Charles Lewis about his latest book, 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity.
Drs. Gavin Lawson and Clifford Harmon will present “Swords in the Middle Ages and Renaissance” at7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.
Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today following the sentencing hearing of former Governor Bob McDonnell.
Wide receiver and kick return specialist T.J. Thorpe (Durham, N.C.) has announced he will transfer to UVA for his final year of football eligibility.
To kick off the new year, The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia is launching its second annual Discovery Series, a collection of 10 themed weekends meant to elevate the senses, uncover hidden passions and cultivate the palate.
At the beginning of a new year, we stand at the cusp of possibility. We have the chance for a fresh start. And though the start of the New Year may not bring with it a completely blank slate, it at least offers an opportunity to recalibrate.
The talented choirs of two local churches will once again fill the sanctuary at Staunton Church of the Brethren with the sounds of the season during the annual Twelfth Night Concert on Sunday, Jan. 4.
Statement by President Obama on Sunday on the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo talks with reporters on Wednesday. The Cowboys (11-4) play the Washington Redskins (4-11) on Sunday.
The Potomac Nationals have announced the club’s 20th annual Hot Stove Banquet and Silent Sports Memorabilia Auction, the official offseason kickoff event for the 2015 season, will be held on Sunday, January 25th, 2015.
The National Football League announced today that tackle Trent Williams has been selected to the 2015 Pro Bowl. The annual contest of the NFL’s best will take place Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
The restoration of the Third Winchester battlefield is the largest such project in the history of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF.) The organization’s multi-year effort now has the additional purpose of combating the damage being done by an emerald ash borer infestation.
Louisville sophomore guard Terry Rozier has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor was selected the ACC Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season in a vote by a select media panel.
The 10th-ranked UVA wrestling team dropped a 20-16 decision at Bucknell Saturday (Dec. 20) at Davis Gym. The Cavaliers (5-2) were leading 16-7 with four bouts remaining, but the Bison (1-1) captured all four weight classes to pull off the comeback victory.